Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite
Screenshot of the Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Ultimate Reference Suite
|Developer(s)||Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.|
2015 Ultimate Edition
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
Mac OS X
Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite received the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers. Its predecessor, Britannica DVD, received Codie awards in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
There is no official release of Britannica for the Linux operating system; however, a script is provided that can help experienced users run Encyclopædia Britannica 2004 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD (and other 2004 editions of Britannica) on Linux, with some limitations (for example the dictionary, Flash/QuickTime presentations, and content update functions do not work, and preferences must be edited manually). This script specifically requires version 1.3.1 of JRE, but can usually be made to work with newer versions if the version check is commented out.
Minimum system requirementsEdit
The 2012 edition states the following system requirements:
|Processor||Pentium III, PowerPC G5 or Intel Core|
|Memory||512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)|
|Optical disc||DVD-ROM drive|
|Hard Disk Space||2.05 GB free hard-drive space (4.70 GB for full installation)|
|Display||1024x768 resolution, 16-bit color|
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